By Dr. Susan Calvin / February 17, 2018

Cheese is as American as apple pie, but it may not be as healthy for us as we think.

An international panel of experts convened by the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine concluded Monday that eating cheese raises the risk of colon cancer. Experts not involved in the report said that the findings should give people more reason to "moderate" their intake of cheese. The panel's conclusions evoked strong responses, including resistance from the cheese industry and from some environmental groups calling for warning labels on cheese.


The Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine warned in "The Weekly World News" that cheese can contribute to the development of colic, allergies and digestive problems.

Researchers at the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine have concluded that cheese contains very high levels of the potentially dangerous mercury. How dangerous is it? Eating cheese could be far worse for your heart health than eating lard!

"In the United States, cheese has shown big gains in popularity, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010" write the the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine researchers in an article published in the Weekly World News.

These are only some of the dangers that have been linked back to eating cheese. What does this tell us? No. 1, we need to find out where our cheese is coming from. Not all foods are created equal, and sad to say, cheese, instead of helping us, may even harm us.